Gingerbread Cookie Frosting

Gingerbread Cookie Frosting


"This is the recipe my mother uses to frost gingerbread cookies at Christmas."


servings 126 cals
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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  • Calories:
  • 126 kcal
  • 6%
  • Fat:
  • 0.5 g
  • < 1%
  • Carbs:
  • 30.6g
  • 10%
  • Protein:
  • 0.5 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 2 mg
  • < 1%
  • Sodium:
  • 6 mg
  • < 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Sift the confectioners' sugar into a small bowl. Stir in enough milk to make a smooth but not too runny consistency. You may need to adjust with some more sugar. Divide this mixture into small containers, depending on how many colors you want. Color each small container with colors appropriate for the season, using as much food coloring as needed to create desired hues.
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  1. 38 Ratings


This was a great frosting for my gingerbread men. I did find, however, that 1/4 cup of milk was far to much and produced a very runny frosting-more like a glaze. I kept adding sugar until it w...

Please note that the directions do not say to add the entire 1/4 cup of milk, it states to add ENOUGH milk to make a smooth but not too runny consistency. So all of those who are blaming the re...

This frosting recipe makes a good "glaze" for gingerbread cookies, as other raters have stated. I was looking for a frosting that would stiffen up nicely so I changed it up slightly. Instead o...

I could not find my recipe for Gingerbread cookies so I made these instead .......I was very disappointed in the outcome. They did not have a good flavor or a food texture. WASTE IF TIME!

Great on gingerbread! As others have said, more of a glaze than a frosting. I used about 1/6 milk with 1 cup sugar and the consistency was perfect. I added 1 drop red food coloring for a nice...

Thanks Alison for the recipe! After reading the reviews, I only added 1 tbsp of milk at a time and ended between 3 and 4 tbsps. My kids (5 & 3) enjoyed frosting their gingerbread cookies!

If you read the instructions (a lot of the reviewers clearly didn't!) says to start with the sugar and add as much milk as needed to make a good consistancy. If you follow this you will not...

Way too runny. You need about 5 times as much powdered sugar then it calls for.

This was very good. The only problem is that the name of the recipe should be gingerbread glaze. I added about 5 more cups of powdered sugar and made a thicker icing to pipe on decorations. G...